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Carrie Elizabeth Lin

Carrie Elizabeth Lin, MA, LPCC is a psychotherapist and career counselor in San Jose, California. She has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, psychology instructor, and behavioral health researcher. She is currently in private practice and an adjunct faculty member at Sofia University. Carrie has led job search support groups for individuals with disabilities, as well as workshops on a variety of topics such as career exploration and stress management. She has also written career development material for Education Portal. You can find out more information at her website,

Carrie was diagnosed with bipolar I in 1999. After a few years in denial, she accepted her illness in 2003. She has been fortunate to find the treatment, support, and resources that have allowed her to live with a good degree of recovery for over 10 years. She is passionate about helping others with mental health disabilities reach their full potential. Carrie lives with her husband and two pet rabbits, who also serve as small, furry, long-eared therapists.


Hi. I am confused. The signs and symptoms of stress are very similar to the definition of bipolar. Why has my doctor diagnosed me with bipolar disorder rather than stressed? Thanks for reading.

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